How Should Administrators Empower Teacher Collaboration?

Summary: This article supports the notion of distributed leadership and teacher empowerment, using the model of Professional Learning Communities as an example for ways to honor teacher voice.

Source:  Shalina Chatlani. Education DIVE, July 6. 2017

Categories:  Teacher Leadership, Teacher Voice, Teacher Collaboration, Professional Learning Communities


Superintendents aspiring to enhance collaboration among their school’s teacher teams can start by encouraging multiple group members to take on leadership roles, modeled after the professional learning community, which typically has one leader and several other educators with varying levels of responsibilities working to meet student needs.

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